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Data Center Efficiency: Reducing Electrical Power Consumption
Conventional models for estimating electrical efficiency of data centers are grossly inaccurate for real-world installations. Electricity usage costs have become an increasing fraction of the total cost of ownership (TCO) for data centers. It is possible to dramatically reduce the electrical consumption of typical data centers through appropriate design of the physical infrastructure and IT architecture. This course explains how to quantify the electricity savings and provides examples of methods that can greatly reduce electrical power consumption. Course Credits: This course has been approved by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for the following continuing education credits: • Approved by USGBC for (1) GBCI CE Hour for LEED Professionals • Approved for (1) GBCI CE Hour • Approved for (1) GBCI CE Hour for LEED Credentialing Maintenance Program (CMP) This course has been approved by American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) for the following recertification points: • Certified Engineering Operations Executive (CEOE) for (1) point. This course has been approved by BOMI International for the following continuing education credit: • Approved by BOMI for (1) CPD point. This course qualifies for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits for graduates of the RPA, FMA, and/or SMA designation programs by BOMI International, the Independent Institute for Property and Facility Management Education. This course has been approved by the Construction CPD Certification Service for the following continuing education credit: • Approved by CPD for (1) CPD point This course has been approved by the The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) for the following continuing education credits: • BPI Recognized for (.5) CEU Credits.
• Discuss the importance of managing data center electrical expense • Recognize how electrical energy is used by data centers • Correct misconceptions about data center efficiency • Describe key approaches to reduce IT equipment energy consumption • Identify typical savings from various energy consumption reduction approaches • Propose practical strategies for efficiency in new and existing data centers
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Conventional models for estimating electrical efficiency of data centers are grossly inaccurate for real-world installations. Electricity usage costs have become an increasing fraction of the total cost of ownership (TCO) for data centers. It is ...
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